Washington mother charged after son OD's on methJuly 15, 2014 @ 12:52 pm
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities say a 26-year-old Washington woman has been charged with manslaughter after her toddler died of a meth overdose.
Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said Tuesday the 2-year-old boy had ingested enough methamphetamine to kill an adult when his mother noticed he wasn't breathing in December 2012.
Paramedics arrived at the Spanaway home and found him without a pulse. They couldn't insert an airway because his jaw was locked.
Lindquist said witnesses told investigators that the woman, identified as Alyia Iverson, had a history of smoking meth in front of her children.
Iverson was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday. It wasn't immediately clear if she had a lawyer. In an interview last year, she told The News Tribune she didn't know there was meth in the house.
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